On a hot summer’s day, air conditioning can account for as much as 70% of your total energy use. Especially if your home is well insulated, heat that enters your house as light through the windows cannot escape. This means that your house could get even hotter than the outside. If you have a lot of windows, this significantly increase your AC bill as your air conditioning struggles to keep your home at a bearable temperature. This causes many people to pull curtains or blinds during the summer in order to keep the heat out. However, doing this eliminates pleasant natural light and creates the need to use artificial lighting, further increasing electricity costs. Thankfully, there is a way to both get natural lighting, and lower your AC bills: Window Tinting. Read on to learn more.
Reflecting Heat and Light
Window tinting works by reflecting most of the solar heat away from your home while letting visible light through. This lets you take full advantage of natural sunlight while not having to worry about overheating your home or business. It also reflects harmful ultraviolet radiation that can damage furniture and have adverse health effects. To what degree a particular window reflects heat and light is measured in indexes called the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, or SHGC, and Visual Transmittance, or VT, respectively. If you are interested in the science behind window tinting you can learn more about SHGC and VT here
Other Benefits of Window Tinting
Different levels of window tinting can be selected in order to let the desired about of light and heat through. You may wish to reduce the amount of light which comes into your home or business if particular areas are too bright. This can eliminate particularly hot areas in the sun and reduce computer and television glare. Window tinting also makes your windows more insulated, reducing heat loss in the winter months, creating year round cost savings
Lower Your AC Bills Today
If you want to create energy and cost savings for your home, you are in the market for window tinting! As a factory authorized dealer of Vista® and LLumar® window films in Baltimore, we provide our customers with not only the highest quality installations, but the highest quality products. Our solar tinting is professionally installed with no mess, no hassle, and minimal disruption. If you need residential or business Window Tinting, please call American Solar Tintingtoday at 1-800-0100.If you have any questions about Custom Logo Graphics, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.